Fellows & Editors


Christina Larson

Fellows Spring 2007
The Washington Monthly

Christina Larson is an editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a fellow at the New America foundation in Washington, DC. She writes primarily about international environmental issues. Her reporting has brought her throughout China, as well to Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand, and her articles have appeared in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, among other publications. In 2007 she received the “Excellence in Craft” prize from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. She has been a visiting fellow at the International Reporting Project in Washington, DC, the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI, and the Reuters Institute in Oxford, UK. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated with a BA in English literature from Stanford University, where her journalism career began as the international wire editor for Stanford Daily.

Larson has written extensively about China’s emerging environmental movement, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the lingering aftermaths of the Cambodian genocide, and the politics of climate change in the United States. She is particularly interested in chronicling the efforts of scientists and advocates searching for environmental solutions, and has many times muddied her boots following Asia’s leading environmentalists to far-flung meteorological stations, dam sites, wind farms, and endangered rivers.

Post-IRP Stories


  • The Green Leap Forward

    China is on its way to becoming not only the world’s largest economy, but also its largest polluter. Of the world’s twenty most polluted cities, sixteen are in...

  • China’s Pollution Revolution

    In 2005, China was shaken by 51,000 pollution-triggered “public disturbances”—demonstrations or riots of a hundred or more people protesting the contamination of rivers and farms—according to the government...

  • The Middle Kingdom’s Dilemma

    In January 2007, a geologist named Yong Yang set out from his home in China’s western Sichuan Province with five researchers, two sport utility vehicles, one set of clothes, and several...

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